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Lecture 11

MUS 1301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Appalachian Spring, Dmitri Shostakovich, Piccolo

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Department
Music
Course Code
MUS 1301
Professor
Genevieve Boucher
Lecture
11

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MODERNISM (EARLY 1900s )
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
INTRODUCTION
Bassoon: circular theme, high register
Other winds enter
Flutes: parallel motion
Winds: circular theme
Ostinato (basses): supports a crescendo
Bassoon: circular theme returns
o Clarinet: trills
DANCE OF THE YOUNG GIRLS (1ST MOVEMENT)
Pounding rhythms, dissonant chords
French horns & trumpets: explosive brass chords
Slavic melody (Ostinato): English horn
Popular Russian melody: Bassoons & trombones
Fortissimo chords and Timpani
Folk melody: French horn
Repeat Folk melody: Flute
New Folk melody: Trumpets
Gradual crescendo: Full Orchestra
Schoenberg: Suite for Piano (Trio)
SUITE FOR PIANO, OP. 25
Collection of 7 brief dance movements
Each movement uses the same forms of a single row
First 4 notes of the Retrograde form: spells BACH
Minuet & Trio:
o Triple meter, Binary form
o Minuet: antecedent and consequent form
o Trio: lighter texture
Genre
Ballet
Form
Free form (Intro & Dance)
Instruments
Percussive Orchestra
Intro: bassoon, clarinets, pizzicato violins
Dance: strings, woodwinds, brass
Texture
Varied
Mode
Polytonality, polychords
Meter
Polymeter, polyrhythms
Genre
Dance suite
Form
Binary (AB)
Instrument
Piano
Texture
Polyphonic, light texture
Mode
Atonal; twelve-tone composition
Meter
Triple
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